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Fresh options for healthy drinks in Wenatchee: Frullato Fresh

Finnley Ottley, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

   The clock strikes 3:30 p.m. and the relief of the end of the school day washes over all Wenatchee High School students. That relief instantly fades because 3:30 p.m. also comes with three main downfalls: fatigue, procrastination and homework. That’s where Frullato Fresh comes in.      ...

Wenatchee’s Women’s March

Mckenna White, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 20, 2020

 The 2020 Women’s Rally For Justice was held on Oct. 17 at Memorial Park. Organized by Terry Sloan, Kitty Parker and Kelly Parker, the event was attended by close to 75 community members.         “Those of us who did show up are enough, and we can encourage each other to not give up,”...

COVID-19 Testing at Wenatchee High School

COVID-19 Testing at Wenatchee High School

Jennifer Rodas, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2020

 The Wenatchee School District and the Chelan Douglas Health District have teamed up in order to provide free COVID-19 testing at the Wenatchee High School parking lot. The free testing was originally open to the public Oct. 6-9 from 1 p.m. through 7 p.m. However, it was recently extended to includ...

Wenatchee Protests

Wenatchee Protests

Mckenna White, editor

June 2, 2020

Last night, hundreds of people lined both sides of Chelan Avenue to protest the death of George Floyd. This event was organized by Jess Smesh and Kitty Parker. As cars drove by, protestors raised their signs that dealt with everything from police brutality to the black lives matter movement. At six, ...

Coronavirus closures affecting Wenatchee School District

McKenna White, In-Depth Editor

March 13, 2020

        All Washington K-12 schools will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17, through at least Friday, April 24. Governor Jay Inslee made the announcement in a press conference today, March 13 at 1:30 pm. This announcement closely followed President Donald Trump declaring a national eme...

Choir goes to Carnegie Hall

Kaiya Lankhaar, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

     On Jan. 29, four girls from Wenatchee High School and Dawn McCormick, the choir director, had the opportunity to travel to New York and sing in Carnegie Hall. Carnegie Hall is the most prestigious concert stage in the United States. Ever since 1891, performers have been dreaming of singing a...

Mariachi Shines In Nothern Lights Concert

Courtesy of Sophia Hernandez

Jennifer Rodas, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

   Wenatchee High School’s Mariachi Huenachi flew to Fairbanks Alaska after being invited to play at the Northern Lights Concert Alaska Tour from Oct. 23-2. The attendance consisted mostly of seniors. This created an opportunity for seniors to visit the campus of the University of Fairbanks and con...

From a panther to a bear: Jake Bucholz accepts assistant principal job at Pioneer Middle School

From a panther to a bear: Jake Bucholz accepts assistant principal job at Pioneer Middle School

Gwen McQuaig, Copy editor

April 29, 2019

Wenatchee High School Dean of Students Jake Bucholz has accepted the Assistant Principal job at Pioneer Middle School, starting in the 2020-21 school year. Bucholz has worked in the district in several capacities after moving to the valley in 2004. He was a technology teacher at Orchard Mid...

Superintendent Search Setback: HYA reports candidates’ concerns

Superintendent Search Setback: HYA reports candidates' concerns

Gwen McQuaig, Copy Editor

January 25, 2019

   Multiple candidates for the Wenatchee School District superintendent position have withdrawn their applications or declined to apply upon learning of “governance challenges” within the district, according to a letter sent from HYA consultants Hank Harris and Barbara Young to the Wenatchee School B...

Honor Society fills stockings for families in need

Honor Society fills stockings for families in need

Claudia Orozco and Gwen McQuaig

December 13, 2018

The Wenatchee High School Honor Society and Family and Consumer Science teamed up to create stockings for Haven of Hope, a women and children’s shelter in Wenatchee. Students in the Family and Consumer Science class sewed 33 stocking which were filled with gift items collected by the WHS Hon...